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Grassroots Approaches to Education for Sustainable Development: A Comparative Study of the USA and India

Radhika Iyengar

This book showcases and compares grassroots environmental education initiatives and actions in Millburn, New Jersey in the USA, and Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in India. Across the two towns the collective actions discussed include the Fridays For Future strikes, activism through school's 'green team', plastic clean-up missions, conducting workshops, conferences, and organizing green fairs.

The authors discuss a range of concepts and ideas that have a broader relevance to local and global environmental education such as global citizenship, climate activism, national and municipal policies, gender, and ecofeminism. They show how the stories of the two towns are connected with sustainable development goals and education for sustainable development. Ultimately the book shows how education can be used as a tool to promote climate change solutions and how this can benefit schools, communities and the planet.

The book includes a Foreword written by Ruth DeFries, University Denning Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia University, USA.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publish Date: May 29th, 2025
  • Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.00in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9781350320123
  • Categories: ComparativePublic Policy - Environmental Policy

About the Author

Iyengar, Radhika: - Radhika Iyengar is Director of Education and Research Scholar in the Center for Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, USA.